Who was the first recipient of the Govind Ballabh Pant Award for the best parliamentarian ?

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Who was the first recipient of the Govind Ballabh Pant Award for the best parliamentarian ?

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  1. Indrajit Gupta Created by frontline.in

    Indrajit Gupta was the first recipient of the Govind Ballabh Pant Award for the best parliamentarian.

    As per Wikipedia ” Indrajit Gupta (18 March 1919 – 20 February 2001) was an Indian politician who belonged to the Communist Party of India (CPI). From 1996 to 1998, he served as Union Home Minister in the United Front governments of prime ministers H. D. Deve Gowda and I. K. Gujral. That was a dramatic reversal of roles, as the home ministry had, since independence in 1947, banned the CPI thrice, with many of its members, including Gupta, being sent to prison or pushed underground for long stretches. Gupta was conferred with the ‘Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1992. He served the Lok Sabha for 37 years, and when he died President K.R. Narayanan paid a tribute, using three characteristics in his condolence message that suitably describes the man: “Gandhian simplicity, democratic outlook and deep commitment to values.”

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